To The Point: New Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

To The Point

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — There’s a new governor in town.

Gretchen Whitmer was sworn in as the 49 the governor of Michigan this week.

Before that, Whitmer talked with “To The Point” about what her goals will be for the next four years and how she will approach the Republican-controlled Legislature.

“We need to work together. The voters of the state are counting on us to do that,” she said. “I sat down with Speaker (Lee) Chatfield toward the end of last year … He pointed out the fact that he has members that got re-elected to the House, Republican members, and I won by double-digits in their districts. He’s the one that pointed that out and I think that that’s really important because voters elected people. They didn’t just vote one party or another, they voted for the people they think can solve problems and I think that’s really a cause for optimism. Cautious optimism because I don’t take anything for granted. But I am serious about building relationships so we can get things done.”

Above on this Jan. 6, 2019, episode of “To The Point,” a conversation with the new Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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